Empty Nest Winery
1352 Apple Road          MAP TO THE WINERY
Waukon, IA 52172            Tasting hours: Saturdays 10-5    
563-568-2758                                                    Sundays 1-5

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We are open weekends- Saturdays 10-5 Sundays 1-5

Winners Announced!!
(Where YOU are the Wine Judge)
We had 327 people who came to
Empty Nest Winery on Feb 7 & 8,
judged our new wines and 
cast their ballots..........
And the winners are:
Candlelight & Truffle
With honorable mention
to Little Black Dress
just falling short
Thanks to everyone who came & voted so the next wines we make will be Candlelight and Truffle. We will post when we will
release them so Like us on Facebook so you don't miss out
on YOUR wines.
Door Prizes go to:
Kaijsa Albertson * t-shirt
Elizabeth Dietrich * t-shirt
Jay Masters * bottle of wine & 2 glasses
Brian Moeller * grand prize of all 2014 Limited Edition Wines/Basket

    Empty Nest Winery’s Exclusive 2014 Limited Edition Collection

  1.  NEW LIMITED EDITION "White Lace" is sold out!!
  2. Limited Edition, "Berrylicious"  is sold out
  3. Limited Edition "Naked Iced Apple" is sold out
  4. Limited Edition "Night Temptation"  is sold out

These limited Edition Wines
were your Blind Wine Winners
from last February's event at the Empty Nest Winery.
Check out tasting notes on "our wines" page

Weekend Tasting Hours:
Saturdays 10-5 & Sundays 1-5
call for private tasting parties

 ~Join Our Club~ 

We are excited to announce the creation of the Empty Nest Wine Club!
-What is this new Club you ask? It is a way for our loyal wine lovers to purchase exclusive specialty wines from our cellar when available. These wines will be released to our Wine Club first and then if there are any bottle left, for general sale. so join the Wine Club
and get your hands on the special bottles of these upcoming vintages.
-How do you join? There is no annual fee to join. Membership is gained by purchasing 24 bottles of Empty Nest wine from our tasting room or  Farmers Markets. These bottles do not need to be purchased all out once.

-What type of wine will be available to club members? Our releases for 2014 were:

  • White Lace
  • Naked Iced Apple
  • Berrylicious
  • Night Temptation

 "Blind Wine Event Winners" will be released this way.  Throughout a typical year,
we like to try new recipes out or slightly tweak an existing one. These
wines will be the ones available to you as a Club member.

-When can I start? Starting February 7th ! Saturdays 10-5 and Sundays 1-5, Stop by the winery to get started today!
-More Questions, email emptynestwinery@gmail.com or stop in and ask us about The Club


Our wine is available at the following retailers so you never have to go without your favorite Empty Nest Wine!

-Waukon Greenhouse

-Decorah Oneota Coop

-The Plant Peddler Greenhouse in Cresco

 -The Painted Lady in Lansing

-Shabby Shack in Wellsburg

-By the Spoonful in McGregor

-Harvest Farms Campground in Cresco

-Giggling Goat in Hampton

-Girls Day Out in Monticello

-K & K Gardens in Hawkeye

-The Art Gallery in Clermont

-Willow Creek in Elkader

Be sure to "Like" us on Facebook to keep up with all the current news! 
Just search "Empty Nest Winery" and look for our sign.


Empty Nest Winery is family owned and operated.  Set in beautiful rural Northeast Iowa located between Decorah and Waukon.  We make handcrafted wines the old fashioned way by fermenting the whole berries/fruit not just the juice.  Our berry wines are just the berries fermented not grape or apple based with just some berries or berry flavor added as many other wineries do.  We make our wine in small batches using many varieties of berries handpicked predominantly on our family farm or from the surrounding local area.  We never filter our wines as that can strip away their natural color and flavor so some bottles may have sediment on the bottom but that is completely natural and will not affect the amazing ‘True to the Fruit Flavor’!  Sample up to 18 different & unique wines (click on “Our Wines” page to see tasting notes) in our tasting room on Saturdays from 10-5 and Sundays from 1-5, Closed in January.  Call ahead for private group tastings or large groups.


We host private wine tastings and parties so call to book a time to come and taste our wine.

Questions? Email us at

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